In light of the current lockdowns across Australia, the MLAA Board of Directors has chosen to postpone the National Conference and Trade Expo until October 2022.
While it will come as little surprise to many members, we are nonetheless disappointed the event has had to be postponed for a second year.
Alongside this, we have also made the decision to postpone the judging of the John Andrew Apprentice of the Year Competition until early 2022. The test for Apprentice of the Year entries was due to have been conducted in Melbourne in September, with the winner announced at the National Conference and Trade Expo.
Entrants will now be tested in January or February, circumstances permitting, with the winner announced shortly after. The John Andrew Apprentice of the Year Competition for 2022 will go ahead as usual.
We’d like to thank all those who put their support behind the National Conference & Trade Expo and the Apprentice of the Year Competition, and we look forward to both returning with a bang in 2022.
Similarly, we have unfortunately had to cancel the upcoming Victorian Branch Meeting, which was scheduled for Wednesday 25 August. We hope to see all our Victorian members at Platform 28 for our next post-lockdown Branch Meeting.
With in-person events off the cards for a while, we are ramping up our delivery of webinars and virtual networking events for the locksmith industry. The Ale and an Antique event on Friday 13 August had a fantastic turnout and was a great evening, and we’ll be doing more of both social events like this and more technical content. MLAA webinars are free for members and easy to get to (although you do have to provide your own catering), so tune in and stay connected.